De Dolle Boskeun | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
511 Ratings
De Dolle BoskeunDe Dolle Boskeun
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
511
Reviews:
279
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
48
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 511 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of Beginner2
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Edited and re-tasted and re-rated slightly upwards on Easter 2017 on a 2014 bottle

Glad that I could find and drink this ale around Eastertide 2016 on a 2014 bottle
The Mad Brewers is what DeDolle calls themselves. Their fun extends to their customers.
As interesting as their other four beers are that I've had (Still Nacht, Oerbier, Arabier and Special Reserve), Bos Keun may be their most interesting...
While it Looks and Smells fine (particularly how the sweetish malt fills my nose), balanced Taste (sweet, fruity, and enough spice) and its very soft Feel gives Boskeun its "interesting" points. So soft, that I almost didn't notice the high alcohol, until I did!
Overall, I'd be blessed to find this ale every Eastertide for as long as I live. Good with most non-spicy foods.

MJ's 1999 edition gave it 3 of 4 stars and called it "brassy-coloured, honey-primed."
Reviewed later in his "Great Beers of Belgium", MJ said Boskeun had "an interesting balance between sweetness and dryness."

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Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snowmageddon
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crosenkrantz
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A lot of ever-lasting white foam.
Subtle aroma, maybe some honey.
Tastes malty and dry, bitter aftertaste that coverts somb spices, some flowers and even some citric notes. But not many.
Medium/low body.
Too bitter and dry for my taste, doesn't fulfill the expectation.

Happy Easter!

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Photo of Mar02x
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_42
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy gold with a huge white fluffy head that leaves heavy lacing.

Smell- sweet and spicy

Taste- candied sugar up front giving way to some tartness. Bitter aftertaste.

MF- heavy carbonation

Overall- fairly refreshing with nice carbonation but I could do without the bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Allegue04
3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ubenumber2
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okono
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMentair
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick778
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chippo33
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A-Sox
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasKoren
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very clear pale golden beer with white head, some lacing but not extreme.

Nice fresh smell, very strong carbonation bite, bit tangy mouthfeel.

very nice beer from a good brewery.

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Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden color in an Orval Trappist glass. I found that it is better to pour this slowly,
to avoid a big head. Lacing, alcohol legs.

The lightly spiced aroma is good- I would have preferred it stronger.

Very malty MF, tart, carbonated and bitter.

Excellent spicy taste, finished by an strong bitter finish.

Overall: no bottle date, so I am unsure of the freshness-although the beer is 10%ABV. I was expecting more- perhaps more fruit to the aroma/taste, clove or another flavor. Good malty MF, and I enjoyed the bitterness, which overshadowed the flavor. An excellent beer worth trying, but I was definitely looking for more according to the ratings.

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De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.13 out of 5 based on 511 ratings.
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